Bookie's Staff

Keith Lewis, Owner

Keith Lewis has been the owner of Bookie's since 2015. He is a former Chicago Public Schools English teacher.

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Brianna F., Bookseller

Brianna has years of bookselling experience, and it shows in her friendly demeanor and willingness to assist customers find a good book. She loves reading historical fiction, romance, and literary fiction.

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Susan C., Bookseller

Susan likes to say she knows two things like the back of her hand: Beverly (and all of its inhabitants) and books. She reads a new book every week, favoring, in particular, thrillers, historical fiction, and family sagas. 

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Dave M., Bookseller

Transplanted from Missouri to Chicago, Dave became a core team member shortly after his move. He prefers psychological fiction, science fiction, and graphic novels.

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Rich W., Assistant Manager

Rich is an avid reader of memoirs/biographies, politics, sci-fi, and general fiction. He and his wife have been running a monthly book club since 2002 and love extensively debating and discussing books.

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Carrie B

Carrie is a veteran bookseller who also wrote as a book blogger for a few years. Her interests are as varied as her recommendations. From cookbooks to classics, Carrie has a good book suggestion for any genre — particularly, historical fiction and romance. Check out her currently reading and recommended shelf for some great choices!

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Laura B., Bookseller

Laura absolutely loves books. Joining the Bookie's family was like a dream come true for her — she loves engaging in conversations about books and will introduce you to genres you haven't even read before. Check out her currently reading and recommended shelf for some great picks! 

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Nikki, Bookseller

Resident vampire nerd. Horror enthusiast. Young adult (YA) is not a bad word. I love paranormal fiction cross-genre, niche history, and animal + environmental sciences. Part of the Wildlife Center of Virginia's online book club when not traipsing through the woods on an animal rescue. BA in Fiction from Columbia College Chicago, because reading books is never just the end.

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